When summer comes around many people like to enjoy outdoor living. Having an outside meal or friends over for a BBQ are just some of the benefits of this type of lifestyle. If you enjoy outdoor living or want to try it out you should investigate the options of turning your patio cover area into an outdoor living area. By doing this your patio becomes like another room of your house that is perfect for relaxing or entertaining guests.
Before you start filling up your patio with furniture and an outdoor kitchen you need to protect the area from the elements. This can be done by using patio sun shades or awnings to protect your family from the sun. If you need all weather protection you can invest in a more robust patio cover that will protect the area from rain as well as sun. Choosing which one is right for your situation will depend on what you are going to use the area for. Temporary shade is fine if you are prepared to move the furniture inside in bad weather, while permanent cover allows you to use the area all through the year. (more…)
As the summer heat rolls around, homeowners look for new ways to cut costs and cool their homes without turning on the air conditioning unit. This can be quite a challenge especially if your home has a lot of windows or inadequate insulation. One viable option to consider is an outdoor solar shade. Solar patio shades are used to cool both indoor and outdoor spaces. These shades hang from a porch or balcony to block the sun’s rays behind the shade. When set up in front of a patio door or window, the shade’s cooling effects can penetrate into the home as well. The Baja Exterior Roll-Up Solar Shade is a large solar shade designed for just this purpose. It comes in sizes 6×6, 4×6 and 8×6. (more…)
A popular add-on to many homes is the outdoor patio, a place of relaxation and fun for the entire family. The patio can range from a simple wood deck attached to the back of the home to a more elaborate enclosure featuring a pool and barbeque area. With the right patio shades in place, you can turn your outdoor patio into a safe and comfortable entertainment area all year round.
When the summer months hit, more time is going to be spent on the patio and that is when protection from the elements is most important. The sun’s rays can be particularly damaging during this time of year, affecting you and your patio furniture. A great way to protect your home from these harmful UV rays is to equip your patio with patio shades that not only filter out the sun, but also cut down on the amount of heat that enters your home through your patio, helping to reduce air conditioning costs. (more…)